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A lone red squirrel soars through the air as it leaps from one branch to another. Scotland’s red squirrels are threatened by a virus called squirrelpox, which has been brought into the country by non-symptomatic grey squirrels. Methods to keep down infection include humane trapping and removal of the grey squirrels, refraining from feeding local wildlife, and thoroughly cleaning wildlife feeders. Infected red squirrels typically die within two weeks of contracting the disease. This quilt was made to commemorate the fight for the survival of Scotland’s Red Squirrel.
Raw-edge appliquéd, hand dyed, thread painted